To Your Eternity sure makes me feel some kinda way huh
When the boy dies, he falls from his chair.
In the final shot when Fushi has assumed the boy’s form and is leaving the house for the final time, the boy is back in his chair.
Fushi, in its extremely limited grasp of mortal things, living things, emotional things, understood that the boy wanted to be seated in his chair. And it was one of the very first things Fushi did in a human form, with hands and arms - he returned the boy to the chair.
And we don’t even see it. We understand it. As the core difference between the two shots.
In episode 4 Fushi seems to have learned to key in to emotions. And the narrative doesn’t tell us this. It just expresses this in the way Fushi switches off between chanting the two phrases it’s learned - ‘itai’ and ’arigato’
In the presence of the Oniguma, while March is assigned to care for it, Fushi just keeps chanting ’itai’. That’s all Fushi does in these scenes. Until the very last one, when March comforts the Oniguma, and apologizes it, and allows it to pass on - Fushi detects a shift to the atmosphere, and switches to ’arigato’.
There’s literally no physical indication given that the Oniguma has died. (There was no physical indication it was alive.) Not a halt in breathing. Not a closing of the eyes. The Oniguma’s death is expressed only in the atmosphere of the moment, and Fushi’s single switch to 'arigato’
Episode 5…. is just gonna do me like that huh.
Detail that is not lost on me: all the expressions Fushi has learned by the episode’s end are expressions March would make…